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A&E's 'Longmire' Officially Renewed for Third Season




Well, that sure took awhile. Three months after word leaked that A&E drama 'Longmire' was being renewed for a third season, the network has finally officially confirmed the pick up.

'Longmire' debuted in the summer of 2012, and quickly carved out a place for itself amongst the A&E landscape. The ratings certainly aren't at 'Walking Dead' levels, but the show draws a consistent, extremely loyal audience. Not to mention that the show is beloved by critics. Season 2 averaged 3.7 million viewers, with this past August's finale bringing in 4.4 million. Many broadcast network dramas would be happy to do that well.

The series is a quasi-western drama, based on a series of mystery novels by author Craig Johnson. The plot follows Sheriff Walt Longmire, head lawman of Absaroka County, Wyoming, as he investigates the surprisingly large number of murders in such a lightly populated area. Helping him with this task are his attorney daughter Cady (Cassidy Freeman), his deputy Victoria "Vic" Moretti (Katee Sackhoff), and friend Henry (Lou Diamond Phillips).

Without revealing any spoilers, the second season finale told quite the story, complete with murders, suicides, treachery, secrecy and an ending that points to an even bigger threat headed Longmire's way. Things seem about to go from bad to worse, and I'm sure fans can't wait to watch them do so.

The 10 episode third season of 'Longmire' will premiere in summer 2014. Why they went back down to 10, after just doing 13 episodes this year, is a mystery. Maybe Sheriff Longmire should investigate.

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Written by: msd85
Nov 25th, 2013, 12:20 pm

Images courtesy of A&E


Message Posted On Nov 27th, 2013, 12:19 am
I agree--its the most boring -slow show going gades should have continued

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Message Posted On Nov 25th, 2013, 11:53 pm

I'm a fan of both shows.  I had no problem with them cancelling Glades, but the fact they did it without giving viewers a proper ending for a show that had run several seasons was extremely disrespectful to fans......


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Message Posted On Nov 25th, 2013, 4:54 pm



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Message Posted On Nov 25th, 2013, 3:13 pm

Took them way too long to make the renewal official.

@ohdawn: Initially, I really liked the Glades but over time they lost me. Of course, opinions are subjective and everyone has their own opinions.

If I were the network and had to decide between one or the other I'd stick with Longmire. That said, I was surprised at the cancellation of The Glades. 


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Since: 29/Apr/12
Message Posted On Nov 25th, 2013, 1:05 pm

the hell with this, why not the glades

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